- Jul 29, 2005
- HiFi Trade?
I just checked out of curiosity and this is avaialable on QoBuz; in the UK at least.Not just because it's 'free', which may or may not be bad for artists/labels (some use it to advertise), but because the varied content isn't managed or controlled by a single provider. People upload albums that haven't seen the light of day for 40-odd years like Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day, which I listened to recently.
Examples? I don't doubt for a second that there is an issue with the payments received by artists from music streaming sites, but I am curious if a free (to users) offering like YouTube's somehow pays them more. Partcularly when much of the content doesn't appear to have been officially uploaded by, or on behalf of, the artists.I still think paid-for streaming is all Malcolm Muggeridge. It may seem like it pays artists, but so many artists come on you tube to say that streaming sites rip them off big time and they get more exposure and financial return on You Tube.
Are you writing exclusively about classical music here, or more broadly?I don't agree that dedicated streaming sites have that much more content (if at all) than YouTube.
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